Lollar Power!

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by lv, Sep 15, 2006.

  1. lv

    lv Supporting Member

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    I love Suhr and Fralin pickups, but these Lollar Tweed singles have blown me away like no other! Damn! He has the magic formula to make vintage pickups new. I have them loaded in a swamp ash/maple strat.
     
  2. BanjoKeith

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    Are his p/us noiseless? I've been eyeing them myself...
     
  3. Seegs

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    agreed Lou...after having made the strat pickup rounds...including the Blackface and Blonde Lollars...I settled on the Tweeds and have had them in my strat for the last 4/5 months or so...

    after being strictly a tele player for the last few years I now find myself picking up my strat first...just awesome pickups!

    I have the GVCG/Lollars in my tele and am smitten by these pickups but the Tweeds have been getting first call lately!!

    Chow,
    Seegs
     
  4. hendrix2430

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    Yes, I have the tweeds in a Alder/BRW strat and I agree with your assessment. Highly recommended.
     
  5. cbpickin

    cbpickin Tweed Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Not noiseless. Vintage all the way, except for the Specials.
    I finally decided on the Blondes for my the K-Line strat that I ordered. If you have heard real early '60s strat pickups, they are darn close to the tone. I did a lot of research on the Lollars and talked to everyone I could, including Jason a few times. Once I spent some time with a buddy's strat loaded with the Blondes, I knew that was what I needed to get. I have not tried the tweeds, but I'm sure they are great. The top end sweetness is what is missing from many of the other boutique single coils I own and have tried.
     
  6. Aruntang

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    Been loving the Lollar Blackface Strat pickups for well over a year now.
     
  7. Enjoyer

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    +1 on Jason Lollar's Magic.
     
  8. stratman89

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    +1 for the Blackface Lollars, they transformed my Strat. Also I like the fact they don't staggered posts so they have a cleaner look.
     
  9. what?

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    funny I was just watching fatback's lovepedals video and thought wow that jazzmaster sure sounds very nice. And checked his other videos and he's got lollars in them!
     
  10. Grant Ferstat

    Grant Ferstat Some guy in obscure bands in a far away place... Silver Supporting Member

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    GVCG Lollars in my 98 Collectors Tele.
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    Vintage Wind P90's in the Tele Jr
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  11. Brick

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    +1

    I have a set of the GVCG/Lollar pickups in my Tele
    Lollar P-90s in my Epi ES295
    and a set of Jazzmaster pickups coming for my new CIJ JM

    I am definitely Lollar Powered :dude

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  12. sandman

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    Realfi's guitar setup is my dream come true
     
  13. r9player

    r9player Silver Supporting Member

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    Love my Lollar pick ups in my Mayes Tele and Strat!
     
  14. Festus

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    Yup, I have his Blackface p/ups in my Strat, really happy with them. It seems the flat pole pieces reduce the "stratitis" biz, particularly on the G string.
     
  15. K-Line

    K-Line Gold Supporting Member

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    Here is an awesome strat combo, 2 blonde special. Blonde in neck and middle with a special in bridge. Awesome 4&5 strat tone. Try it, you might like it. As for Tele's, Vintage neck and special bridge or 52 neck and vintage bridge, this gives the more 50's glassy tele vibe but a kick in the butt on the bridge. Mix and match, call Jason and ask him anything. He loves to talk about his product.
     
  16. Grant Ferstat

    Grant Ferstat Some guy in obscure bands in a far away place... Silver Supporting Member

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    Thanks Sandman,

    It sure doesn't stop me from looking!
     
  17. Davy Jones

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    I have a '52 tele bridge pickup in my RS esquire, easily the best tele pickup I've heard.
     
  18. BillyK

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    I've got Jason's Vintage T pups in a Custom Shop White/Blond Tele. There's nothing better IMO.
     
  19. dhdfoster

    dhdfoster Silver Supporting Member

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    I'm convinced!

    Does anyone know how overwound his Special Ts are? I like a loud and clear Tele pickups, but I don't get along well with the muted sound of the wound strings on typical "overwound" pickups.
     
  20. BillyK

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    His Vintage pups are very "loud and clear". I think you give up some in the tonal spectrum as pickups get wound "hotter". You can always put an RC Booster (or similar) in front and have 10X the signal strength of a Les Paul - but you can't add the "tone" of the Vintage pup to an overwound pup, IMO.
     

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